(Santa Ana, CA)—Rancho Santiago Community College District has appointed Jesse Gonzalez as director of network and communications at its District Office. Gonzalez manages and coordinates the district network services, including the fiber backbone, the wireless network, virtual servers, the phone system, email system, disaster recovery services, and more. He is also responsible for training, evaluating, and supervising all network specialist staff and the coordination of network and district activities with campus academic technology staff. In addition, he supports facility master planning and construction projects that include the design of cable plant infrastructure.
Gonzalez, an Irvine resident, brings 17 years of experience in data center support, disaster planning and recovery, network services, information technology (IT) security, network devices, server administration, infrastructure design and management, and effective technology solutions. Most recently, he served as director of IT systems architecture and infrastructure for NIP Group in Woodbridge, New Jersey. In that role, he led internal and external IT resources, including systems administrators, helpdesk specialists, and IT consultants. Prior to that, he served as unit computing manager for Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. At Rutgers, he was responsible for designing and implementing the backup strategy for the Division of Life Sciences where he maintained a 100 percent success rate on all backup restores over four years.
Gonzalez earned a B.S. in computer science with a minor in management science from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, and an M.B.A. with concentrations in information technology, management, and business strategy from Rutgers University. He also holds ITIL 2011 Foundation certification in IT service management.
About Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.
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